"Clearly and engagingly written and will be of use in undergraduate courses on women in antiquity."--Religious Studies Review
"An excellent and lucid study of women and their rights (or lack thereof) at the crucial period, the transition from paganism to Christianity, and the resulting laws. A strong study!"--J.M. Balcer, Ohio State University
"This little gem of a book...is a delight to read....Clark has done a tremendous service in stitching together a fascinating patchwork of facts and ideas."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A masterpiece of compression....She has given us not only a first-class introduction, but also an important historical contribution."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"Her book provides a solid grounding in late-antique women's history for the lay reader or student....Clark's book stands as good, accessible women's history....Her book is a fine contribution to the ongoing process of illuminating the lives of women and their relationship to the discourses that represent them to us."--American Historical Review
About the Author
Gillian Clark is Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool.